Cold war

Cold War, and the things that happened

  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    "socialism in one country" became a central item of Soviet society. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy,
  • Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain
    A line that dividies teh communist side of Europe (the East) from the West. Winstin Churchill used this in his speech.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    "it's your world!" is the UN motto. worlds first and largest international orgnization. Founded after World War II, to replace League of Nations, When first started it only had 51 countries that were members.
  • Truman Doctrine

    Truman Doctrine
    An international relation policy set by President Truman. Saying that the US would support Grease and Turkey to help them fight communism.
  • The Marshall Plan

    The Marshall Plan
    American Progarm to help rebuild Europes economy and to help stop communism.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    The Berlin Air Lift was one of the last ways that US, BR, and FR could get needed supples to East Germany, because SU did not want to show themsevles as weak. This helped East Germany not completely fall apart, and it showed that not even a communist country can tell us no.
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    NATO, All the countries that are not communist joined a allience. TO help other countries that have fallen to commusnist and stop other countries from falling.
  • Peoples Republic of China

    Peoples Republic of China
    Started to stop Tiananmen, started the form of the Republic of China. and trying to fight the communist advance.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    US provided 88% of the 341,000 international troops to help SK. To help push back NK.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Minh led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 helping the communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Stepped down in 1955 due to health issues but still helped.
  • Nikita Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev
    He led the bloody defense of Stalingrad, He rose to power after Stalin died
  • Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb

    Explosion of the first hydrogen bomb
    The US tested the first Hydrogen bomb, in the Marshall Islands. This bomb is said to be 1000 times strong the the Atomic bomb.Even though the US made sure no one will be hurt by moving the native of the Island, people where still affected by the radio activit, because the out put was greater then exsepcted.
  • KGB (Committee for State Security)

    KGB (Committee for State Security)
    Was the secrity of the SU and sometimes thought of as the military. made sure that communist wont fall.
  • Geneva Accords

    Geneva Accords
    In Geneva, Switzerland, they tried to bring together Vietnam and maybe Indochina. The UN desided to send troops to help with the Koren War, which led to hte US going !
  • Warsaw Pact

    Warsaw Pact
    "Union of the Pease and Socialism" was their motto. A treaty between all the communist nations. Founded in Warsaw. It is like the NATO pact the US has for the non-communist countries.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam  War
    The first war between Indochina, North Vietnam which is communist, and South Vietnam which is not, and supported by the US and other anti-communist countries.
  • Suez Canal/ Nasser

    Suez Canal/ Nasser
    The attack of the Egypt Presidnet Abdel Nasser's decision to nationalize the Suez Canal
  • Sputnik

    The arms race, SU vs. the US, SU won in space exploreation with there satolight Sputnik, which just orbit the earth, but everyone in the US was afraid that the SU was spying.
  • European Economic Cooperation

    European Economic Cooperation
    To make everything a free market economy. To stimalte world trade, it also helps countries working out the same problems they might have. It was only for non-communist countries.
  • Berlin Wall is Erected

    Berlin Wall is Erected
    The use of the Berlin Wall was to keep East German people from fleeing into West Germany, because it was a lot better, which made the SU look really really bad, families were divded up, and they couldn't see each other anymore.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    After the failing attmenpt of the Bay of Pigs, Nikita Khrushchev suggested for SU nuclear missles to be placed in Cuban which made US more nerves because Cuban is very very close to the US and they could kill the whole East Coast.
  • Leonid Brezhnev

    Leonid Brezhnev
    In 1929 he began his polticial career, with the communits party. Brezhnev succeeded Nikita Khrushchev as First Secretary.
  • Tet Offensive

    Tet Offensive
    The operations are referred to as the Tet Offensive because there was a prior agreement to "cease fire" during the Tet Lunar New Year celebrations. Both North and South Vietnam announced on national radio broadcasts that there would be a two-day cease-fire during the holiday. Nonetheless, the Communists launched an attack
  • Helsinki Accords

    Helsinki Accords
    In Helsinki, Finland,wanted to improve the Eastern Europe with Western Europe
  • Iranian hostage crisis

    Iranian hostage crisis
    52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days. A group of Iranian students and militains who supported the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
  • Russian Invasion of Afghanistan

    Russian Invasion of Afghanistan
    Lasted nine years, sometimes call the "Soviets Vietnam War", US gave money and training to Afghanistan and some weopans because they did not want SU to win
  • Moscow Olympics

    Moscow Olympics
    Only 80 nations pretisipated in the Moscow games. 65 countries , including the US, boycotted the games because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in the games, under the Olympic Flag
  • Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland

    Lech Walesa and the Solidarity Movement in Poland
    After his arrest for communist athorities. Walesa was a co-founder of Solidarity trade-union, then arrested again, because the martial law was imposed in Poland and Solidarity was outlawed. Then he was elected The President of Poland. Poland's transformation from a communist to a post-communist state,
  • Los Angeles Olympics

    Los Angeles Olympics
    Had a record of 140 nations attending these games in America, even though some countries were boycotting the LA Olympics like they did the the Moscow games.
  • Perestroika and Glasnost

    Perestroika and Glasnost
    Glasnost meaning "openness" perestroika meaning "restrucking" HTis was meaning to make socilism to work more properly
  • Chernobyl

    A nuclear accident happened at Chernobyl, Ukraine, when a power plant exploded in a fire. It was under the SU contorl, radio active substances were spread all over the Western part of the USSR and some of Europe. The official Soviet casualty count of 31 deaths has been disputed, and long-term effects such as cancers and deformities are still being accounted for.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Student led protest in Beijing. The crackdown that initiated on June 3–4 became known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre as troops shoot into the crowds which caused thousands of casualties on unarmed civilians trying to block the military’s advance on Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing.
  • Berlin Wall is Torn Down

    Berlin Wall is Torn Down
    The Communist government of East Germany, finally a loud citizens of East Germany cross the borader into West Germany. People couldn't believe this was happening, some even started chipping away at the wall, to show that they wont let this wall stand in the way of there families any longer.
  • Mikhail Gorbachev

    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Him and Reagan helped end the Cold War, and ending pretty much the communist party. Only lasted a year in Office
  • Boris Yeltsin

    Boris Yeltsin
    Vowed to change the socialist economy of Russia to the free-market. In October 1993 the Russian Constitutional Crisis, Yeltsin illegally ordered the dissiuion of the parliment, which tried to kick him out of office. The millitary sided with Yeltisn and started the White House of Russia
  • End of the USSR

    End of the USSR
    After the economy failed under Gorbachev, so did the USSR, but before Gorbachev went into power there were already poltical problems. To rebuild his country Gorbachev gave his people the freedom of speech, which brought on deep emotions from the people. and because of this non-Russian countries began to want to be free from Russia
  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin
    Was an officer of the KGB, he is the current presidnet of Russia, and now has issued the flat tax to Russia.